Friday, November 13, 2009


Last year I posted about mailing our Armed Forces over the Christmas holidays to bring them cheer.  Here is a letter I received in the mail asking me to please post the same info again.  I really hope that you can participate with this project.  Tell EVERYONE you know about this project.  Our Military men and women need us all  year round but especially over the Christmas holidays.  I cannot imagine what goes through the minds of mothers who are serving overseas when they are separated from their families..their babies, children, husbands, parents, siblings, etc.  I have a cousin, Chris McKinney and a nephew Zachary Wellborn who are serving our country at the moment.  Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the ones who bravely and boldly go and give a large part of their lives to protect our lives and our freedom. 

Dear Debbie,

I hope you are doing well. I am working with Pitney Bowes and wanted to reach out to you regarding our 2009 “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign with the Red Cross. We certainly appreciated your post last year about the project, and want to thank you again for helping us touch so many service members, family members and veterans in 2008.

This year, the goal of the campaign remains the same: to recruit Americans to send holiday cards with their messages of thanks and cheer to service members, veterans and their families. It is our hope once again that, through this campaign, American service men and women in the U.S. and around the world will receive a much needed touch of home during this holiday season.

This year, information about the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign can be found at  The site includes information about what types of cards can be sent, how cards should be addressed, and also provides further information regarding how you can get involved. I wanted to see if you would be willing to spread the word about the campaign again this year through your blog, helping us send a touch of home to our U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families when they need it most.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. I hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards,

Frank McDade
SEO & Social Media Specialist


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Frank, I want to personally thank you for reaching out to the troops, yourself.  You are doing a great service here for our heroes over there.  God Bless You, and God Bless AMERICA!!

"Golfing" Politics On The Green "Tees Off" Prattville Progress Reporter

This is an article worth reading, if you are living in Prattville, Alabama, and concerned about where your tax dollars are going to.  Politics, The World Of Golf, Tax Dollars, .....READ IT...I found it to be quite inspiring, and informative.  I, personally, like to know where the tax dollars are being spent.  You would think, "paving new roads", or "new businesses", or "government projects such as Community Action, or United Way"....THINK AGAIN...This story was truly inspiring to me, when "out of the mouth of babes", a child opened up a story idea for Prattville Progress Staff Photographer, Angelique Suzanne's column.  Thanks, Angelique...

Angelique can be reached at

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Secretary of State Beth Chapman Sued over Candidacy Law

Attorney Jerry Blevins  has sued Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman over candidacy rules concerning residency requirements in the 19th Judicial Circuit.  I agree with Jerry, that it's not fair to have to live within the 3 counties that comprise the 19th Judicial Circuit, in order to run for the position of Judgeship.  We could actually bring up other issues of state officials who are serving in certain positions and are not living within their jurisdictions, but I won't address that in this post.  Judge William Shashy is the judge in this particular case at the moment

The 19th Judicial Circuit DOES need an overhaul.  I hope that more attorneys from other counties, will stand up and run against some of the judges that continue to be re-elected in this Judicial Circuit.  TERM LIMITS comes to mind, right now.

Happy Veterans Day!

We remember our armed forces today, with reverence and respect.  Here is a site, that I have enjoyed, and you might notice the Buddy Finder.  If you know of someone in the military, type in their name, and find them.  It's quite simple and re-unites many military personnel.

Autauga County District Court Judge, Phillip Wood...To Retire

Autauga County District Court Judge, Phillip Wood, is retiring on December 31.  He has presided as District Judge for 26 years.


>How ironic is that for D.C. Sniper John Muhammad to die at exactly "911"?  Some people say that numbers have meaning, and in the Bible, numbers were used in many passages.  I was watching CNN last night, when the press came out and stated the details of John Muhammad before he was executed.   They watched as he "staggered" out, being assisted to walk by the prison personnel.  He did not have any last comments to the family members of the victims who were killed in his trail of terror.  I feel badly for his children, for his ex-wife, and for the victims of the terrible cross-country rampage. 

Some were curious as to if Muhammad was sedated before he was executed.  One of the prison personnel that has witnessed executions in another place, said that 13 of the prisoners that he was involved with walking to the death chamber, were offered Valium, but none of them took it.  Lethal Injection is still a prominent issue among the death penalty activists.  If you have any comments to make...concerning John Muhammad, his victims, or the death penalty, I'd like for you to voice them here.

Muhammad was executed for the killing of Dean Meyer who was shot in the head at a Manassas, Virginia gas station.;_ylt=AuHt9d3W257EEn3ybO_3XVGs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTM1b2lqNzE0BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkxMTExL3VzX3NuaXBlcl9leGVjdXRpb24EY3BvcwM2BHBvcwMzBHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDZGVmaWFudGRjc25p

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Beware of the your car!!

This is one of those CUTE stories, that I just had to post about.  Whenever I see  humor in animal traits, I will let you know about it.  This bear broke into a couple's vehicle during the night, setting the alarm off.  Read about it and LAUGH lol....|htmlws-main-n|dl8|link4|

Could this actually have been YOGI BEAR?????

Sunday, November 8, 2009


On Saturday, the United States House of Representatives passed the Health Care Bill by a narrow margin of 220-215.  39 Democrats sided with Republicans in opposition, and one Republican from Louisiana cast his vote with the majority of the Democrats.  The United States Senate is the last hurdle of this Health Care Bill. 

Here is a quick description of the bill and what it involves.  "The $1.3 trillion-dollar bill would require individuals to buy health insurance, and would also require medium and large businesses to provide it to their employees. Consumers would be able to buy their insurance on an exchange, which would include a public insurance option for people who do not have access to insurance through their jobs. Low- and middle-income families would receive government subsidies to purchase insurance, which would be be paid for through tax increases on individuals making more than $500,000 per year, as well as fees on medical providers. Finally, the bill would prohibit insurance companies from dropping or denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions or cost of care."|htmlws-main-n|dl1|link3|

I would like to hear from my readers about this issue.  I know it is a VERY CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT, because we have readers from all walks of life that visit.  This bill will affect everyone from the rich to the poor.  Many people who do not have insurance at the moment, because they cannot afford it, will be happy....and there are MANY who do not have insurance.  On the other hand, those who do have insurance, are very afraid of the unknown, concerning whether they will be able to keep their existing insurance company, or have to change to another.  Please keep your comments straight to the point, and do not call names or state hateful messages, or I won't be able to post your comments.  I try to keep my website on an even keel, and let all opinions be heard.  I will not, however, allow others to be hurt by unkind comments.  Remember the Golden Rule when you post.  "Do unto Others, as you would have them do unto You".